WAPDA plans to add over 10,000 MW hydel electricity by 2030


Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has embarked on an ambitious plan to double the share of low-cost, clean and green electricity to the installed capacity of the country by 2030.

Under the plan, an additional 10,000 megawatts (MW) would be added to the system during the said period, official sources told APP here.

With the addition of over 10,000 MW, the generation would touch 20,000 MW from the existing 9,500 MW, they said.

The additional 10,000 MW would be added to the system through various ongoing mega projects like 4,500 MW Diamer Basha Dam, 4,200 MW Dasu Hydropower Project, 800 MW Mohmand Dam.—APP